MSG Networks to Debut “Knicks Night Live” and “Rangers Night Live” on Monday, June 25th
Weekly, Three-Part Series to Feature In-Depth Post-Draft Analysis and Extensive Coverage of the Start of Free Agency
“Rangers Night Live” to Premiere on Monday, June 25th at 8:00pm, Followed by “Knicks Night Live” at 8:30pm
New York, NY (June 22, 2018) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) today announced that “Knicks Night Live” and “Rangers Night Live,” which will feature in-depth analysis and expert commentary on both teams’ recent draft selections and the upcoming NBA and NHL free agency periods, will debut on Monday, June 25th. The weekly, three-part series for both teams will premiere on Monday, June 25th, with “Rangers Night Live” airing at 8:00pm, followed by “Knicks Night Live” at 8:30pm.
Rangers host and reporter John Giannone will be joined on the “Rangers Night Live” broadcasts by analysts Steve Valiquette and Dave Maloney. “Knicks Night Live” will then feature Al Trautwig, alongside analysts Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak.
The 30-minute shows will look to provide Knicks and Rangers fans with a fresh perspective on their team’s recent drafts, with increased analysis on each first round selection. The Knicks added to their promising young core last night when they drafted small forward Kevin Knox out of Kentucky with the 9th overall pick in the NBA Draft. And with three first round picks (9th, 26th and 28th) in tonight’s NHL Draft, it will be an exciting weekend for the Rangers organization and the future of the franchise.
After the premiere, the next two episodes will air on Monday, July 2nd and Monday, July 9th, which will allow for fans to stay close to the action through the start of free agency as well and up-to-date on the latest team news. “Knicks Night Live” and “Rangers Night Live” will each include extensive coverage of the NBA and NHL free agency periods, which officially starts on July 1st for both leagues.
All three episodes of “Knicks Night Live” and “Rangers Night Live” will also be streamed on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.
About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 152 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.
About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: The New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams — the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
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